2024 Plant of the Year Shirts Available Now!

2024 Plant of the Year Shirts Available Now!

We are excited to premiere the 2024 Plant of the Year artwork designed by GNPS member, Laura Qadri! Education and awareness is a main purpose of highlighting a Plant of the Year. Help us spread the word about this awesome native plant by wearing it! Get your Plant of... read more
ACTION ALERT: Senate Bill 518 – Help Change the State Flower to a Native Species

ACTION ALERT: Senate Bill 518 – Help Change the State Flower to a Native Species

We are pleased to share that Senate Bill 518, an act to change the state floral emblem to the native Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana), passed unanimously through the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Tourism. You can help get this legislation passed... read more
A Campaign to Change the Georgia State Flower to a Native Species

A Campaign to Change the Georgia State Flower to a Native Species

Help Us Move Legislation Forward  Georgia has one of the richest landscapes in the nation. Its vast plant diversity should be represented by a native flower important to both our ecosystems and our heritage. That’s why the GNPS Advocacy Committee is pushing for... read more
GNPS 2024 Symposium Registration Now Open

GNPS 2024 Symposium Registration Now Open

You can find the complete details on our Symposium page linked here. read more
2024 Plant of the Year: Blue Mistflower

2024 Plant of the Year: Blue Mistflower

By Valerie Boss The GNPS 2024 Plant of the Year is blue mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum), a native perennial wildflower with beautiful blue or purplish blossoms. A member of the Asteraceae family, the species can be found throughout the eastern US and parts of... read more
Weed Wrangle Georgia 2024 on January 15

Weed Wrangle Georgia 2024 on January 15

GNPS will host our first ever statewide “Weed Wrangle” on January 15th, MLK Jr. Day of Service. Weed Wrangle is a one-day, area-wide, volunteer effort to help rescue our public parks and green spaces from non-native invasive species through hands-on... read more
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